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Ex -Spurs star drops in on Barnet kids' charity

Archived, 4 days ago From northlondon-today.co.uk 

London, U K - Former Tottenham Hotspur player Ledley King visited the Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice charity shop in Barnet on Tuesday to help raise awareness of Children’s Hospice Week (23 – 29 May).

The former Club captain and England international ...

Fighting cancer through white collar boxing

Archived, 4 days ago From leightonbuzzardonline.co.uk 

Luton, U K - Biomedical scientist Lois Knight signed up for ultra white collar boxing so she could raise money for cancer research while increasing her fitness levels.

But the course has given her an unexpected bonus – a number of new friends. “Eve ...

Deadly attack in Lake Chad area

Archived, 4 days ago From msf.org.uk 

London, U K - At least six people were killed and eight more were severely injured on Thursday 19 May in an attack against the site of Yebi, in Bosso district, where thousands of people displaced from the Lake Chad area have settled looking for refuge. According t ...

Battling mental illness will take community collaboration

Archived, 5 days ago From miamiherald.com 

Miami, FLORIDA - The United Way of Miami-Dade spearheaded a summit of Miami-Dade leaders and mental-health experts earlier this month to examine Community Innovations in Mental Health. The effort is committed to adapting best practices from other communities and brin ...

Medical charity responds to mental toll of conflict

Archived, 5 days ago From scidev.net 

London, U K - A word cloud on the back page of the programme, generated from the 2015 Humanitarian Agenda, was a sign of things to come at a conference organised by Médicins Sans Frontières (MSF) in London, United Kingdom, last week.

Refugee is the ...

Florence Welch surprises teen battling cancer for emotional duet with classmates

Archived, 5 days ago From today.com 

New York, NEW YORK - A teen battling paraganglioma — a type of cancer that forms tumors deep within nervous system cells — received the surprise of a lifetime after being told she was too ill to attend a Florence + The Machine concert.

Karinya Chen, 15, re ...

Networking to combat Zika and other mosquito borne diseases

Archived, 5 days ago From stluciatimes.com 

Castries, SAINT LUCIA - Zika, the latest mosquito borne disease, has been reported in more than 30 countries of the Americas. This disease, along with Dengue and Chikungunya continues to threaten the health, tourism, social and economic development of the Region. Accordin ...

Runners in the pink for Cancer Research UK's Race for Life in Ilkley

Archived, 5 days ago From ilkleygazette.co.uk 

Skipton, U K - The sun shone on Sunday as more than 750 women and young people turned out to take part in Ilkley's Race for Life.

It is hoped their superb efforts will raise more than £50,000 for Cancer Research UK to enable the charity to continue i ...

Arizona college students teaming to give medical care to homeless

Archived, 5 days ago From ktar.com 

Phoenix, ARIZONA - Homeless people in Arizona struggle to find the medical services that they desperately need, especially on the weekends.

Students at the state’s three major universities are teaming up to change that.

The student-led and ...

UNICEF Kid Power launches free Star Wars: Force for Change Mission

Archived, 6 days ago From theforce.net 

Scottsdale, ARIZONA - The U.S. Fund for UNICEF today introduced a new UNICEF Kid Power Band in a special co-branded Star Wars: Force for Change green color to allow kids and Star Wars fans alike to get active and save lives. To help fans get excited about unlocking therap ...

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